Monthly Archives: February 2015

Twenty Nine: We are Getting in Line for Hall H Right Now!

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Episode Twenty Nine: We are getting in line for Hall H basically right now.

recorded February 22nd 2015

CHRISTOPHER AND ANDREW ARE GOING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!

We detail the baroque badge purchase lottery process.

Jason Mamoa as Aquaman photo tweeted by Zak Snyder. We dive deep in Aquaman lore.

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Christopher watches “Kingsman: The Secret Service”. It kinda works, he kinda likes it. The movie is kinda like Bond but not really, kinda.

“Supernatural” continues to rule.

Andrew loves Black Sails. It is showing great depth in Season 2. The tension is fantastic.

Patrick is current with “The Flash”. It’s basically his favorite show. It’s speeding along very nicely.

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Christopher continues “the Dresden Files”

Patrick listens to “A Dance with Dragons” on Audible. He adjusts his settings to have it read to him faster. So he doesn’t die first.

Andrew is current with “Invincible”, “Batman: Eternal”

Played:

Chris is leveling a new character in “Destiny”, a warlock. He has a new playing style to learn.

Andrew has reached Level 31 with his Titan. He is almost ready to rank up with Eris Morn and hopes to obtain the Legendary Auto Rifle “Eidilon’s Ally” soon. WE STILL NEED TO RUN THE RAIDS.

Patrick is too busy to game.

Trivia:

How many “Dudes'” and “Fucks” are spoken in “The Big Lebowski”. Neither of the boys are even close.

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Twenty Eight: Holy Technical Issues Batman!

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recorded on February 18th, 2015

Warning, we were having some internet problems while recording, so sorry for the poor quality and the choppiness, we suspect Hydra of this wrong doing of coarse

We report on Marvel Films and Sony Pictures reaching a deal to share Spider-Man in the MCU, first appearance will likely be in “Captain America: Civil War”

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“Jupiter Ascending” discussion. All argue; hilarity and hurt feelings happen in equal measure.

Chris and his wife Susan are rewatching “Stargate SG1”, nostalgia abounds.

Chris is binge-watching “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” which is really quite entertaining, hyper violence and hyper T&A.

Patrick re-watching “Star Trek: Voyager” with his Partners In Crime and Friends of the Show Shane and Gabby.

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Andrew is current with “Batman: Eternal”. The series is wrapping up in the next few weeks and he is excited to see how it resolves.

Christopher is only slightly behind with “B.E” and is re-listening to the Dresden Files for the third time. They are his go-to audio books for the car.

Patrick has downloaded “A Dance with Dragons” on Audible. It is almost as long as Britney Spears’s first marriage.

Played:

Destiny Weekly Nightfall Stike is run by the Brothers Geek Fire-Team.  We got that radiance!

Christopher plays “Evolve”. The game’s Monster vs Hunters clashes are satisfying, the controls are not immediately intuitive though.

Patrick plays “Forbidden Island”. His board game foray continues. He hasn’t encounterred a bad one yet.

Trivia:

Name all of Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes. It’s too easy again.

We agree we must attend a bar trivia night and dominate.

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Reflections of a New Gamer

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By Andrew Schmaltz

Something happened recently, something I never would have expected to bring me joy or a sense of accomplishment.  Something totally intangible but still completely weighted with the power of time spent and skill achieved.

This thing that happened that made me feel so good?  I leveled my Titan to 30 light in “Destiny”.

I am not a gamer, in the strictest sense of the word.  I have an Xbox 360.  I pay the yearly subscription for an Xbox Live Gold Membership.  I am a fan of the Halo franchise in that I buy the game and play the campaign.  But I don’t clamor for the new Call of Duty. (Honestly I find those who play endless hours of PVP deeply annoying).  I don’t even really like The Batman Arkham series.  And I love Batman is almost all his forms.

So why has Destiny affected me so?  It is not a perfect game, far from it. Level 30 isn’t even the level -cap so it’s not like I “beat the game”.   Games like “Destiny” aren’t beaten, only played.  And I have not developed a community of players to share the gaming with.  The Brothers Geek don’t play together all that regularly (mostly a function of our differing schedules).   And I wouldn’t even say I am that GOOD at the game.   I don’t score the most “kills” when the Brothers Geek do play together.  I die consistently more than my brothers.  I don’t have the best armor in the game or the best weapons.  I have never even been inside the Raids.

Is this addiction?  Is it merely compulsion?  I can’t just be that.  I don’t get a dopamine hit every time I play.  Is this why people play golf?  No one will ever be as good as Tiger was, likely ever again.  No golfer can honestly think they will be.  But they still do it.  They find joy in the attempt to push themselves to swing just a little bit better.   So that might be it.  I have had just enough success to keep me coming back. I have enough good swings to make the next round worth it.  The next round, I’ll hit further and I won’t just par the hole, I’ll birdie it.

Or I just gave up and needed to contribute to the Podcast more.

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